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Re^2: When I'm arguing with a fool...

by papidave (Pilgrim)
on Sep 07, 2007 at 21:43 UTC ( #637763=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: When I'm arguing with a fool...
in thread When I'm arguing with a fool...

I had some time to think about it, and realized that my code isn't valid. My earlier example depends on a race condition to select one state or the other. What I _should_ have done is implement a solution that acts both ways without interference:
my $folly = $fool->folly; my $tabby = new Cat( owner => 'Schroedinger' ); answer( $folly ) if ( $tabby->alive ); answer( not $folly ) unless ( $tabby->alive );
The problem I've been running into is that the first time I call Cat::alive(), the quantum decoherence collapses, and it only invokes answer() once. Does anyone have a method for measuring the "alive" state of $tabby without actually looking into the box? I think I need to modify the implementation of sub alive() ...

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Re^3: When I'm arguing with a fool...
by jdporter (Canon) on Sep 07, 2007 at 22:57 UTC

    use Quantum::Superpositions:

    use Quantum::Superpositions; sub You::answer_according_to_his_folly() { any( 0, 1 ) } not $you->answer_according_to_folly($fool) or $you->be_like($fool); $you->answer_according_to_folly($fool) or $fool->be_wise_in_own_ey +es();
    A word spoken in Mind will reach its own level, in the objective world, by its own weight

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